Posts Tagged ‘independence day’

Brooklyn Residents Drinking on Stoop Receive Summons for Drinking in Public

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Photo by thezartorialist.com. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. By Paul Bisceglio Andrew Rausa celebrated Independence Day on a brownstone stoop in Boerum Hill last Wednesday like countless other Brooklynites: with friends, a grill and a few beers. When an unmarked police car stopped in front of them, he told the New York Times, he thought they might be in trouble for the grill. [&hellip
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Coney Island’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2012: Chestnut and Thomas Win, Still No Kobayashi

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Takeru Kobayashi with his trophy in 2009 If you’re still stuffed from Independence Day barbeques, imagine how Joey “Jaws” Chestnut feels. The 28-year-old Californian won his sixth consecutive Nathan’s Famous July 4 International Hot Dog-Eating Contest at Coney Island yesterday by consuming 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Chestnut beat out Tim Janus of New York (2nd place, 52 dogs), Patrick Bertoletti [&hellip
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Your Best (and Worst) Spots to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks

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Macy’s Ignite the Night returns to dazzle New Yorkers with its famous display I’ve never been one for backyard fireworks. I remember all those Independence Days as a kid where my friends would whip out some sparklers, a lighter, and a twinkle in their eye, only for us to act out that scene from Hot [&hellip
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